All good things come to an end, even for the stars of one of the most successful television series in recent history. Glee creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the third season of the musical high school series with be the last for Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, and Cory Monteith. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Murphy says, "You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year."
Murphy added that "more characters are leaving than are staying" and exactly who is headed off the show will be revealed on the September 20 premiere of season three. "We've never done anything by the book...We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top."